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St Cuthbert's Society

 St Cuthbert's Society

Welcome to St Cuthbert's Society

St Cuthbert’s Society is one of the largest and oldest student communities at Durham. Founded in 1888 as an alternative to collegiate living, it still retains that independence of spirit, but now offers its students all the advantages of being a college of Durham University. Cuth’s occupies two sites, with rooms on the historic Bailey and self-catered, modern flats across the river at Parson’s Field. We thus provide a uniquely flexible range of accommodation and catering options to our diverse and international student body. Cuth’s offers outstanding opportunities for student participation in sport, the arts and volunteering, which are supported by its exceptionally energetic Junior Common Room, as well as a lively programme of interdisciplinary lectures and events to enhance the academic experience. 


St Cuthbert's Society - Alumni Weekend 2012

This year's Alumni Weekend will be held from Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September.  The event will be hosted by the new Principal, Professor Elizabeth Archibald.

We are providing bed and breakfast (Single @ £26 and Double @ £47) plus lunch (£10) and dinner (£30).  On Friday evening, the Principal will host a drinks reception followed by a dinner.  On Saturday, the AGM of the Assocation will be held chaired by the Chairman, Mark Rowlands.  This is followed by a buffet lunch and then a tour of Durham City or a talk.  The formal dinner will be held on Saturday evening.  The event is open is available on a residential basis or a pay as you go basis.  To make a booking, please contact

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125 Formal and Reception

The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor will attend an anniversary Formal on Wednesday October 23rd, and the foundation day itself will be celebrated by a reception for students, current and former staff, alumni and other friends of Cuth's, including Judy Hurst, the creator of the magnificent Anniversary Vellum painting, which now illuminates the entrance hall at 12 South Bailey.

Contact Details

St Cuthbert's Society
12 South Bailey

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